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Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough walks

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distance 9.59mi Vertical gain +1030ft Vertical drop -1030ft Durée 5h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

Shining Tor is the highest point in Cheshire and the first objective of this Peak District walk. Crossing the border into Staffordshire the walk continues across Axe Edge Moor offering excellent views. The walk uses high moorland paths for most of the way and is best saved for a clear day.

Walking Trentabank to Shutlingsloe ( Download : )
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distance 4.82mi Vertical gain +968ft Vertical drop -942ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

Lovely walk through forest and moorland from Trentabank to Shutlingsloe.

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distance 6.42mi Vertical gain +636ft Vertical drop -640ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A pleasant Peak District walk in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes to explore the area. For many, the highlight will be Three Shires Head with its packhorse bridge and waterfalls.

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Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +545ft Vertical drop -548ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A short Peak District walk that explores the area around Three Shires Head where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. The route uses sections of old packhorse routes as well as footpaths.

Walking Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose ( Download : )
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distance 5.9mi Vertical gain +1148ft Vertical drop -1138ft Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

From Ridgegate to Tegg's Nose, this walk passes through small hills and forests.

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Shutlingsloe from Trentabank
distance 2.99mi Vertical gain +696ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A short walk in the Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park. Shutlingsloe is known as the Cheshire Matterhorn and offers some excellent views.

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Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
distance 6.82mi Vertical gain +1175ft Vertical drop -1152ft Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A route to the summit of the Cheshire Matterhorn and more!

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distance 7.7mi Vertical gain +1572ft Vertical drop -1545ft Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A Cheshire walk that explores the area around the Macclesfield Forest. The route includes Shutlingsloe, views towards Wildboarclough, the Cat & Fiddle and the Macclesfield Forest

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distance 7.04mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1106ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk lies within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park and provides a pleasant excursion into this surprisingly beautiful part of Britain. The walk includes the viewpoint of Tegg's Nose and the trio of reservoirs in the valley.

Walking Kinderfields Edge ( Download : )
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distance 2.76mi Vertical gain +472ft Vertical drop -459ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A walk through sheep pastures with wide views and sturdy stone-built hill farms.

Walking Rossendale Brook ( Download : )
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distance 2.37mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

A streamside and farmland stroll with fine views to Sutton Common.

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distance 7.17mi Vertical gain +1250ft Vertical drop -1250ft Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - Cheshire

An invigorating climb to a notable summit with glorious forest and moorland views (no dogs).

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Three Shires Head and Knotbury from Gradbach
distance 6.96mi Vertical gain +692ft Vertical drop -686ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Peak District walk full of interest that visits Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. The route is generally easy to follow and the highlights are the packhorse bridges at Three Shires Head, the quarries at Danebower and some excellent panoramas.

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distance 9.65mi Vertical gain +1063ft Vertical drop -1060ft Durée 5h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

An exploration of northern Staffordshire that is rarely walked.

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distance 5.44mi Vertical gain +699ft Vertical drop -623ft Durée 3h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Staffordshire walk that explores the valleys and high ground to the west of the Roaches.

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distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +610ft Vertical drop -574ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

This Peak District walk explores the quieter side of the Staffordshire Roaches visiting the rocky cleft of Lud's Church before exploring the moorland and woodland of Back Forest. The views into Cheshire are excellent. Route finding is fine provided you take care when descending from Roach End.

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distance 8.17mi Vertical gain +1217ft Vertical drop -1198ft Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Quarnford - Staffordshire

A Peak District walk that includes counties - Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and minor roads and also includes a section of the Dane Valley Way.

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distance 10.54mi Vertical gain +1706ft Vertical drop -1713ft Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

The Cheshire sector of the Peak District offers a great variety of walking and this route is no exception. The route includes a section of ridge walking with a lower level return through quiet countryside to complete the walk.

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distance 7.67mi Vertical gain +1165ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

This walk visits the highest point in Cheshire, Shining Tor, and continues to Windgather Rocks, which are popular with climbers. Starting from Lamaload, this route offers varied content and some great views in the high moors of Cheshire and parts of Staffordshire.

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distance 7.95mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1132ft Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This circular walk explores the Goyt Valley and the ridge lying the west. The route includes some steep climbs but offers excellent views throughout. Some paths may be muddy after periods of prolonged rain.

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distance 6.02mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This relaxed walk is beautiful whatever the season with the reservoir adding to the scene.

Walking Fernilee Reservoir ( Download : )
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distance 2.82mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -213ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

Very easy walk with a choice of well sign-posted routes through the woods on the north side of the water. Suitable for playing Gruffalo Woods with the kids! It's not worth taking scooters as the uneven ground will undoubtedly tip them off and bikes are not allowed.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -732ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

Nice walk from Rainow and around Lamaload Reservoir.